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Flood kerbside waste collection to end this week

The last of the kerbside items will be picked up tomorrow, Friday 21 April, in flood affected areas.

Byron Shire has collected almost 650 tonnes of hard and green waste as a result of the recent flood.

The scheduled  kerbside pickup for flood damaged waste (household and garden) ended Thursday 13 April along with the free waste drop off for flood damaged waste at the Byron Resource Recovery Centre - Saturday, 15 April.

Council has continued this week to collect kerbside waste from properties in affected areas that were not collected in the initial schedule or where residents have called and registered the need for additional time to place material out for collection.

Residents who have been unable to dispose of flood damaged waste due to extenuating circumstances, are asked to contact Council on the Resource Recovery Hotline 1300 652 625 within the next week to discuss their situation.

Council’s Team Leader Resource Recovery and Quarry, Lloyd Isaacson, thanked residents for the patience whilst the waste crew collected the items.

“Our waste crews have done several rounds of our Shire and worked closely to ensure assistance was provided to flood affected residents,” he said.

Looking ahead, Mr Isaacson also urged residents not to place any further waste on the kerbside unless they have contacted Council for permission.

“Any waste items placed on the kerbside that have not been registered and approved for collection by Council will not be removed.

“To date, we’ve found that most people have done the right thing and only placed waste on the kerb within flood affected areas, but it is starting to spread into non-flood affected waste and un-affected areas,” he noted.

Flood affected residents have another week to phone the Resource Recovery Hotline, 1300 652 625, to discuss their needs.

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Byron Shire Council
Ph: 02 6626 7320

Byron Shire is located at Australia's eastern-most point with a population of almost 29,000. It is a thriving community where residents and visitors live, work and play in a sustainable environment and where Council strives to deliver the highest standard of local government services and infrastructure.